IN REVIEW: SALT LAKE CITY
as Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men (Utah Opera)
Michael Hendrick played Lennie as ‘just a big kid,’ in keeping with the composer’s stated intentions. His steady, secure tenor captured the young man’s physical power as well as his innocence, most affectingly in the barn scene with Curley’s Wife, his large stature and boyish face adding to his believability.
Catherine Reese NewtonOpera News
'OF MICE AND MEN' IS ART THAT IS POWERFUL, VITAL (UTAH OPERA)
Tenor Michael Hendrick was awe-inspiring as the half-wit Lennie. He brought the pathetic, gentle giant to life on stage, and presented his struggle honestly and nobly. His clear, pure voice range with guileless pathos, and he appeared to be about 9 feet tall.
Rick MortensenDeseret News
IN REVIEW: NEW YORK CITY
as Spakos in Massenet's Cléopâtre @ Alice Tully Hall, New York City - Opera Manhattan
In the event, the tenor was replaced by Michael Hendrick, who acquitted himself more than satisfactorily... the queen's new paramour is her former slave Spakos, sung by Hendrick, who displayed a mellifluous, expressive tone that remained pleasant throughout his range, with none of the pushing so common among current tenors.
Marylis Sevilla-GonzagaOpera News
VERDI'S 'HYMN OF THE NATIONS': IN REVIEW: SARASOTA
as the Tenor Soloist in Verdi's Hymn of the Nation @ Sarasota Opera
When the tenor who was to sing Verdi's Hymn of the Nations announced he was indisposed, Michael Hendrick was able to learn the score in a matter of hours and, with the orchestra and chorus under DeRenzi, give a totally convincing account of a rarely heard work.
William WeaverOpera News
as Lysander in Britten's A Midsummer Night’s Dream (University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music)
A particularly impressive rendering of Lysander by Michael Hendrick.
CD REVIEW: WARSHAUER: 'SHACHARIT.' 'LIKE STREAMS IN THE DESERT.' 'AHAVAH'
Jerry Dubins; William ZagorskiModern Brewery Age
MAHLER'S 'DAS KLAGENDE LIED' (original version) - LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Patrick RuckerModern Brewery Age
KORNGOLD: 'DAS WUNDER DER HELIANE'
... Patricia Racette engaged with the title role, Michael Hendrick threw himself at the demanding tenor role of the Stranger, and Willard White poured out his authoritative tone as the Porter.
George HallThe Stage (U.K.)
RICHARD STRAUSS 'DIE ÄGYPTISCHE HELENA'
Clive BarnesMusical Opinion
WHERE DEBORAH VOIGT HAS MET HER MATCH IN DIANA DAMRAU
as Menelas in Die Ägyptische Helena @ The Metropolitan Opera
Michael Hendrick acquitted himself honorably... in this punishingly high role.
Heidi WalesonThe Wall Street Journal
DIE AGYPTISCHE HELENA OPERA REVIEW
SYMPHONY WOWS SOLD-OUT CROWD
Edward ReichelDeseret Morning News
R. STRAUSS: DIE LIEBE DER DANAE
Paul ThomasonOpera News
as Don José in Carmen (Opera Pacific)
Michael Hendrick sang very well, with a rich and subtle tenor that was particularly thrilling in the high range.
Jack RobinsonThe Los Angeles Times
CHICAGO: TCHAIKOVSKY'S 'THE QUEEN OF SPADES'
Richard DyerThe Boston Globe
DETAILS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE IN VIRGINIA SYMPHONY 'MESSIAH'
Lee TeplyThe Virginian-Pilot
JANACEK: JENUFA (SARASOTA, FLORIDA)
as Laca in Jánácek's Jenufa @ Sarasota Opera
Michael Hendrick (Laca) and Michael Hayes (Steva) brought plenty of vocal stamina, expressive weight and persuasive characterizations to the production.
Tim SmithOpera News
as Prince Vodémon in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta (Dicapo Opera Theatre, New York City)
Tenor Michael Hendrick was an ardent Vodemont, whose love is the restorative tonic.
VERDI CONCERT OFFERS RARITIES, SUNG WITH STYLE
as Tenor Soloist in Verdi's Hymn of the Nations "Inno delle nazioni" (Sarasota Opera)
The program ended with a rousing rendition of 'Hymn of Nations.' The difficult tenor recitative and descant was performed with style and confidence by Michael Hendrick, substituting for an indisposed colleague. (One never would have guessed that Hendrick learned the work in less than 24 hours!)